Armageddon in Retrospect
Lee, Linda Francis
Light of the Moon
Sex and the Seasoned Woman
Talking to Dragons
The Ten-Year Nap
Faust, Drew Gilpin
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Daughters of the North by Sarah Hall is about a future
I certainly hope other authors don’t resort to this bogus trick on their readers. What if Jane Austen hadn’t known what do with Mr. Darcy and merely leapt to the ending? How about we delete the whole battle of wits between Moby Dick and Ahab and just skip to 'And I only am escaped alone to tell thee.'
Ok, I am done ranting. For now.
Friday, April 25, 2008
If you are curious about what dog bread is, (don’t read this if you have a weak stomach!) read this excerpt from the
The waste portions of meat and tallow, including the skin and fiber, have for years been imported from South American tallow factories in the form of blocks. Most of the dog bread consists principally of these remnants, chopped and mixed with flour. They contain a good deal of firm fibrous tissue, and a large percentage of fat, but are lacking in nutritive salts, which must be added to make good dog bread, just as in the case of the meat flour made from the waste of meat extract factories. The flesh of dead animals is not used by any reputable manufacturers, for the reason that it gives a dark color to the dough, has an unpleasant odor, and if not properly sterilized would be injurious to dogs as a steady diet.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
It’s not the first time we have gotten a question intended for the Dover Public Library in
We also got a call asking about the
I am still trying to figure out which
These are just a few the Dover Libraries. If you have a question, make sure you contact the right one!
Dover Public Library- Dover, Arkansas
Dover Public Library -Dover, Delaware
Hare Bay/Dover Public Library- Hare Bay Newfoundland, Canada
Dover Town Library Dover, Massachusetts
Dover Free Public Dover, New Jersey
Dover Plains Library- Wingdale, New York
Dover Public Library- Dover, Ohio
Dover Area Community Library -Dover, Pennsylvania
Dover Free Library- Dover, Vermont
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Sometimes photos are misleading without any help at all. Louis Masur has written a book, The Soiling of Old Glory, about a Pulitzer Prize winning photo. Stanley Forman's shocking "Old Glory" photograph was shot during a 1976
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen is another example of a book that fulfills the promise of its cover. The enchanting, Alice Hoffmanesque story of the Waverly women and the peculiar talents they inherited, their temperamental apple tree, and a mysterious walled garden that blooms year round, is by turns touching, enthralling, and amusing.
On the flip side, there are those covers that lead to disappointment. Take Narrow Dog to
Is there a book cover that you remember as being perfectly outstanding, or perfectly misleading?
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
What Hath God Wrought: the transformation of America 1815--1848 by Daniel Walker Howe
Eden's Outcasts: the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father by John Matteson
Time and Materials: poems 1997--2005 by Robert Hass
Failure by Philip Schultz
Monday, April 07, 2008
Tell Me Where It Hurts by Dr. Nick Trout
It looks like we finally have a successor to the charming, heartwarming, and humorous stories of James Herriott. Nick Trout is also an Englishman, but he works just down the road from us at
Friday, April 04, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
This lovely monotonal palette of ecru, buff, cream, wheat and linen-colored pages had such instant appeal that I've made an executive decision to turn all of our library's 100,000 volumes backwards too! Won't it be fun to try and find a book? Every trip to the library will be like a scavenger hunt! I know our reference librarians will just love the change! It will, however, be more difficult for those who can only remember that the book they need "had a red cover".
Note to some aghast readers: remember to take a look at the date on this post!